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 DCP Community Planning Resources Presentation

Department of City Planning staff presented an overview of DCP’s community planning tools and resources to Manhattan community board members at two fall sessions held in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough President’s Office.  Together with a summer 2014 presentation for community board leaders to launch the Community Portal, DCP has supported nearly 100 community board representatives by providing access to planning resources and reviewing the role of these resources in the capital budget process.  The response has been extremely positive; to view the DCP presentation see PDF Document “DCP Community Planning Resources”

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Welcome to the Department of City Planning’s Community Portal!

Here you’ll find facts and figures about the City of New York and the many diverse neighborhoods that define its unique character. The City is comprised of five boroughs, containing 59 community districts citywide established by local law in 1975.  Each borough is represented by local community boards that create opportunity for active participation in the political process and provision of services to address evolving community needs. New York City's community districts illustrate the remarkable diversity of the City's land uses and population. The community districts range in size from less than 900 acres to almost 15,000 acres, and in population from fewer than 35,000 residents to more than 200,000.

The DCP Community Portal offers public access to tools, resources and information on a variety of topics related to New York City’s land use, community planning and budget processes and demographic trends. Data and resources within the portal are updated on a periodic basis determined by information availability.

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The portal is broadly organized in four sections:

District Profile provides a profile summary for each community district that includes data on total population, vital statistics, land area and land uses, and levels of income support. These snapshots are updated periodically based on current available information.
Projects and Resources contains information on current and approved land use plans and proposals for each district and provides access to related planning resources. These include: Statements of Community District Needs prepared annually by community boards; lists of adopted NYC Capital Budget projects; links to access City Planning Commission Reports and the LUCATS Database, DCP’s web application for selecting and viewing active and/or completed Land Use and CEQR application records; and information on community-based planning and the 197-a process.
Population Data provides information at the community district, neighborhood, and block level as well as links to more detailed population data.

Maps provide a wealth of information in the form of various maps and mapping tools.
You can access information about your community by selecting your community district from the map below or by choosing your neighborhood from the dropdown list. 

Option I: Select a community district from the map below:

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Option II: Select a neighborhood from the dropdown list below:
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View the PDF Document NYC profile, and the borough profiles for PDF Document Bronx, PDF Document Brooklyn, PDF Document Manhattan, PDF Document Queens, and PDF Document Staten Island.

To view supplemental citywide and borough level information visit the Population pages of this website.

View Joint Interest Areas.

View a listing of the data sources for information presented in this profile.

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